Smith wasn’t just talking a big game, he backed it up. Smith made an excellent move on a crossing route to intercept a pass with 4:32 left in the game, and that interception set up Detroit’s winning touchdown pass.
The big fella was rumbling, the crowd was roaring and the game was about to be clinched. Ndamukong Suh was lugging the fumble and already starting his touchdown strut, when here came the little Washington receiver, trying to grab him, hit him, somehow stop him.
Although the Redskins’ poor performance in front of an announced crowd of 42,329 at Ford Field will not trigger the organizational upheaval that occurred after Detroit’s 19-14 win last season – a victory that ended the Lions’ losing streak at 19 games – adjustments appear necessary quickly.
Here is what you missed. In the closing seconds, a swarm of Lions bull-rushed the Redskins, a blind, jolting hit by Kyle Vanden Bosh popped the ball free, and Ndamukong Suh picked up that bouncing pigskin and lumbered in for his first NFL touchdown.
Topics:Detroit Lions, Matthew Stafford, Ndmaukong Suh, Washington Redskins
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Zac Snyder got hooked on the Lions after his dad took him to a Monday Night Football game against the Los Angeles Raiders in 1990. The show put on by Barry Sanders and Bo Jackson that night was only surpassed by what Zac could do with Barry in a game of Tecmo Super Bowl.